Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorite cookies after chocolate chip cookies. This is the best ever Peanut Butter Cookie recipe! If you like peanut butter cookies, this recipe is for you, I promise you will love them. The recipe is a very simple recipe too. I’ll share a secret to these cookies, you have to use a wooden spoon, don’t use your mixer and don’t use a metal spoon. Using the metal seems to change the recipe.
Here are my ingredients. The tall bottle is bourbon vanilla extract that was a gift from Julie! 🙂
I have the brown sugar, peanut butter, Crisco butter shortening, vanilla in bowl. Mix by hand using a wooden spoon.
Above, I have mixed those ingredients, including the egg.
I slowly add the flour to the mix. Continue mixing by hand using a wooden spoon.
Add the Reeses peanut butter chips.
Peanut Butter Cookie dough is ready to chill!
Ready to eat!!
1-1/2 cup firmly packed light bronw sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (Jiff is the best)
1/2 stick (or 1/2 cup) Crisco butter flavored
3 tablespoons of milk
1 table spoon vanilla
1-1/2 all purpost flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 – 10 oz bag of Reeses peannut butter chips
Yield is about 2 dozen cookies
Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, Crisco, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with wooden spoon until blended, add egg, mix until blended.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add to cream mixture a little at a time until blended. Add bag of Reeses peanut butter chips.
Set in fridge for two hours before cooking…. I know, I know… you can’t wait!! Go ahead and bake a batch, it will be hard to flatten with the fork but they will be ok.
Heat oven to 350 degrees or 325 for confection oven.
I use parchment paper to make clean up easier, but you can place directly on the cookie sheet. Round into balls and drop on baking sheet two inches apart. Try ot make all the balls the same size so they cook evenly. Flatten with a fork.
Bake one cookie sheet at a time, in my oven I bake for 3-1/2 minutes, then rotate pan and cook for another 3-1/2 minutes. Cook just until browning starts and remove from oven. Once you see browning, the cookies are done.
Enjoy!!! They are really good, especially when they are warm!!
Please share with your friends a link back to these cookies, they will thank you. Don’t they look good?
13 thoughts on “Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies”
I could use a few of these right now with a glass of milk..lol!
OH MY GOSH, Michael!!!! Those look sooooooooooo good!!!! And I love, I mean love, peanut butter cookies! I will be trying these soon. Thanks for the recipe and helpful hints. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
They are really good,.. glad to know there are other peanut butter cookie fans out there!!!! I hop eyou give them a try.
Hello Michael, thkans for yuors recipe;)
You are very welcome,
I love that the cookies include peanut butter morsels.
Yes, me too, the morsels give that extra peanut butter flavor!
Even a simple recipe, Michael 🙂 Greets
Good evening Damian…
It is very simple, you should give it a try, they are delicious!!
Well, I can definitely see why these are a favorite cookie. I’m crazy about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, so I know these would be totally addicting for me:D I’ve read that about wooden spoons.. it would be interesting to know if there’s a science behind it. I have a carrot cake recipe that asks for a wooden spoon and ingredients stirred in order.
Not sure what it is either about hte wooden spoon. I love carrot cake which I will be making for one of my sweets for our Christmas dinner!
Oh my God, I want some cookies now! 🙂 thanks for sharing this recipe michael and I am really excited to try it. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and after looking at your pictures, I want to try these as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂 yum yum!
Oh wow, these sound wonderful! Interesting tip about not using a metal spoon – I wonder what it is that makes the difference?